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''Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell…'' is a 1993 studio album by Meat Loaf and was written and produced by Jim Steinman. It was released sixteen years after Meat Loaf's first solo album ''Bat Out of Hell''. It reached the number one positions in the USA, the UK, and Australia. Three tracks were released as singles, including "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)", which reached number one in 28 countries.
Some of the songs were intended for Meat Loaf's second solo album. But due to problems with the singer's voice, and other disagreements, Meat Loaf's voice did not end up on that album. Those songs were first released on the Jim Steinman album ''Bad for Good''. Some of the songs had been first released on Pandora's Box's 1989 album, ''Original Sin''.
The album was released by Virgin Records outside of North America, where it was released by MCA. The third part of the ''Bat'' trilogy, ''Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose'', was released in 2006. - Wikipedia